poll evil

poll evil
noun
: an inflammation identical with fistulous withers except in being located on the poll of a horse

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/pohl/, Vet. Pathol.
an acute swelling on the top of the head of a horse originating in an inflamed bursa that underlies the great neck ligament there.
[1600-10]

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poll evil «pohl»,
an inflamed or ulcerous sore in horses between the ligament of the neck and the first bone of the neck, caused by bruising followed by infection.

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  • Poll evil — Poll Poll, n. [Akin to LG. polle the head, the crest of a bird, the top of a tree, OD. pol, polle, Dan. puld the crown of a hat.] 1. The head; the back part of the head. All flaxen was his poll. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. A number or aggregate of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • poll evil — /pohl/, Vet. Pathol. an acute swelling on the top of the head of a horse originating in an inflamed bursa that underlies the great neck ligament there. [1600 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • poll evil — an abscess behind the ears of a horse, caused by a dual infection of the supra atlantal bursa by Brucella and Actinomyces; this condition is virtually identical to fistulous withers …   Medical dictionary

  • poll-evil — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Poll — Poll, n. [Akin to LG. polle the head, the crest of a bird, the top of a tree, OD. pol, polle, Dan. puld the crown of a hat.] 1. The head; the back part of the head. All flaxen was his poll. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. A number or aggregate of heads;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Poll book — Poll Poll, n. [Akin to LG. polle the head, the crest of a bird, the top of a tree, OD. pol, polle, Dan. puld the crown of a hat.] 1. The head; the back part of the head. All flaxen was his poll. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. A number or aggregate of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Poll pick — Poll Poll, n. [Akin to LG. polle the head, the crest of a bird, the top of a tree, OD. pol, polle, Dan. puld the crown of a hat.] 1. The head; the back part of the head. All flaxen was his poll. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. A number or aggregate of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Poll tax — Poll Poll, n. [Akin to LG. polle the head, the crest of a bird, the top of a tree, OD. pol, polle, Dan. puld the crown of a hat.] 1. The head; the back part of the head. All flaxen was his poll. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. A number or aggregate of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • poll sickness — noun : poll evil …   Useful english dictionary

  • pole-evil — obs. f. poll evil …   Useful english dictionary

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